Christensen Family

Christensen Family

Friday, November 27, 2009

Cute before school pictures



Katie the Chinese Lady


Katie wanted to wear her China Dress to church last Sunday. Isn't she cute.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Katie's Thanksgiving Program

Katie's teacher, Mrs. Helma


Katie's class did a little Thanksgiving program today in their class. They sang 3 songs about turkeys, told us what they were thankful for, and gave us pumpkin muffins that they had made for us the day before.

Tanner's AAU Basketball Team


Sunday, November 22, 2009

A new level of tattle telling

So before church last week, I told the kids to go and get a healthy snack, and then I went upstairs to finish getting ready. A few minutes later Katie comes running upstairs yelling that Garret was eating cookies. Then she says that she could prove it and shows me a picture that she had taken with my phone of Garret eating cookies. What are they going to think of next?

Wise Men?

We went to a play about the birth of the Saviour and the events leading up to it last night at our stake center. It was really good, but a little long. So we were driving home from the play, and we asked Tanner what his favorite part of the play was. He said his favorite part was that they didn't have the wise men come because that would have made the play even longer. So Kirt started quizzing the kids on what they knew about the wise men. He asked what the gifts were that the wise men brought to Jesus. Tanner said "gold, frankenstein and meth"? We have definitely been teaching him well.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Where's everybody?

One of Garret's favorite thing to do each day, is say "Where's Tanner? Where's Katie?" And on and on with about everyone he knows. He has even added the 2 neighbor kids who walk to school with Tanner and Katie to the list. I get so tired of answering that I now say "you know where they are" when he asks where all the various people he knows are. Another piece of background for the story is that Kirt gets up each morning and spends about a half hour sitting on the toilet going to the bathroom, reviewing his day on his iphone, and reading. So the other day as we were on our way to the gym, he says "where's daddy?" I of course say "you know where he is". And he says, "home on the potty."

Crazy Hair Day





The kids had crazy hair day at school today. Can you believe that I let them go to school looking like this?

Garret's 50's Day and Tights



This morning when I was getting Garret dressed, he said that he wanted to wear tights. I told him that boys don't wear tights and put him in jeans and a shirt. Then I went running. When I came home, this is what he was wearing. The skirt Katie had worn the day before for 50's day, as well as Katie's tights and tennis shoes. He is such a crazy kid.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

50's Day at School





It was the 50th day of school, and Katie's teacher told them they could dress in 50's style. We had a nice friend who shared this cute skirt with Katie. It's she adorable.

Garret Sings Monkeys on the Bed

Tanner's Omument Project




Tanner had to build a monument of his choose out of the medium of his choice for his Able Learners class. He chose to build the Dubai Tower out of Legos. Then he, along with the others in his group, had to tell his class some interesting facts about their monuments.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Halloween


Garret as Batman
Tanner the football player
Katie the Black Cat
Here's my very unoriginal pictures from Halloween. I was really going to take some action pictures and not just pictures in front of my white wall, but of course I didn't. I am horrible at taking pictures. I did add some embellishments to my witch costume this year. It is the 6th year that I have been a witch. Do you like my green hair and scary finger nails. Tanner won me the finger nails at his class party this year.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Trick or Treating at U-high

We went trick or treating with Katie's class at U-High. Ryan and Angela and their kids came too.

Garret's funny sayings

Garret just came up to me wearing Katie's soccer socks and shin guards and said "who taking me to practice?"

A couple of weeks ago, Kirt took Garret to Blockbuster with him to get some movies. Garret was looking at the movies on the shelves. He turned around and saw a scary movie with a skull and cross bones on it. He proceeded to place his hands on his cheeks, scream and run down the movie isle. Kirt said that everyone at Blockbuster thought he was hilarious.

A couple of months ago, we were eating dinner at my mom and dad's. Jon and his family were there too. We were all laughing about the fact that Jon calls my mom Lord Vader. Garret starts laughing his fake laugh along with us. I asked him, "Garret, do you even know who Darth Vader is?" He replies "Yeah, Grammy is!" Now he says all the time "Grammy Darth Vader". (Actually it's more like, Dammy Darth Vader, because he can't say his G's very well.)